All excellent suggestions. Have you considered using a curl creme like Curl Junkie Coffee Cocoa Curl Creme Iite under a gel so that you can use less gel? The CCCL is moisturizing.
I especially suggest a protein treatment followed by deep conditioning. (Corinna's suggestion).
Best of luck with this and congrats on the upcoming wedding!
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Protein treatment HG: Curl Junkie Repair Me
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers:Curl Junkie CCCC or CCCL
in combo with a gel, usually KCCC
Trying Curl Keeper - still experimenting
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